The measure of a true modder is not in how powerful he can make his system by throwing money at it, but in how well he can innovate to make his components run better with what he or she has on hand. Some make artistic statements with their...
Courtesy of ASUS
The ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer motherboard is one of the newest motherboards to join their Intel Z97-based line of products. The board is squarely targeted at gaming enthusiasts,...
Based on the performance gains seen in the various game benchmarks and the major temperature drops, I would say that the modding experiment with the EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 graphics card was a success. Its stock and overclocked performance...
Gaming benchmark tests were run against the GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 graphics card using the ACX 2.0 cooler and HeatKiller GPU-X3 GPU water block in stock and overclocked configurations. Results were provided to give a more complete understanding into the...
EVGA GTX 970 SC graphics card with stock ACX 2.0 cooler
Modified EVGA GTX 970 SC graphics card with HeatKiller GPU-X3 GPU water block
Now that you've seen the attributes of the individual parts for this build, it is time to put the plan into action. There are several parts and tools necessary to complete the re-build of the EVGA GTX 970 SC graphics card, including:
GPU Water Block Layout
The WATERCOOL HeatKiller GPU-X3 Core GPU water block is a universal liquid cooling block. The four mounting screws in each of the four corners of the main GPU area are...
Graphics Card Layout
The EVGA GTX 970 SC graphics card features a flat black color scheme with two 92mm fans with 11 blades each. The higher blade count on the fans allows the fans to operate at a...